The cold weather may be turning your chapped cheeks bright red, but that shouldn’t be the only color you’ve got going on. When gray, gloomy weather puts a damper on your day, why not project a brighter outlook with healthier, glowing skin? Here are a few ways to add some warmth to your complexion.
Protect your skin: Whatever you do, avoid tanning beds or sunbathing. While the thought of a tan might seem glorious, in truth, UV exposure will actually dull your skin’s appearance. Instead, be sure to protect your skin year-round with an SPF to keep it looking healthy and vibrant. If you’d like to add some faux color, try MDSolarSciences Mineral Screen Tinted Gel ($24). PS: With 30+ broad spectrum SPF, it’s a great sunscreen when you want to look cute on the ski slopes!
Clear out dead skin: The hum-drum days of winter may be the perfect time to revitalize your skin with a mild chemical peel or microdermabrasion treatment. Getting rid of that layer of dead skin cells will reveal a radiant complexion that’s been hibernating all winter.
Get regular facials: Giving your skin the intense moisture-surge and nutrition from monthly facials will ensure there’s no gap in your dewy, nourished, glowing skin.
Brighten up: If you have deep discoloration due to sun damage, you may want to try Garnier Skin Renew Clinical Dark Spot Corrector ($17) to instantly look brighter (and see fewer spots within four weeks). Or, you may decide that now’s the time to invest in laser treatments to zap out the extra pigment. You’ll be healed and ready to bloom when springtime arrives.
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